by A.C. Hall
Coming off a disappointing offensive performance in week one the Brewer Bears looked like a team with something to prove as they took on Western Hills. After falling behind 7 to 0 early in the game, Brewer scored 55 unanswered points en route to a 55 to 14 victory.
Quarterback Brian Kueck had a monster night, completing 15 of 24 passes for 289 yards and 4 touchdowns. His biggest target in the contest was Brian Lopez who caught 4 passes for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns. Alex Ramirez, Jeremy Chote, and Logan Heaslet also had a good night as several Bears were on the receiving end of Kueck passes.
The Brewer running game looked strong as well with a healthy Jameson Carson leading a host of backs. Carson ran the ball 9 times for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns. Colby Benton, Bryce Miller and Eric Worlds all put together good performances in the backfield as well as the Bears used five different backs on the night.
While the offense had a banner night the defense also showed a lot of promising things in the contest as well. The defense came up with several key stops and holds, getting to the quarterback with great pressure all night and making it a long evening for the Western Hills offense.
This was a game the Brewer Bears needed after their loss in week one. Kueck now has a big performance under his belt, Carson and the host of other backs are looking good, and the defense is continuing to look like they could be the true strength of the team. There are tougher opponents ahead for the Bears but with the performance against Western Hills this is looking like a team that can continue to grow and rise to the challenges that await them in the coming months.
Brewer is in action again on Friday night as they host Burleson at BHS for the final pre-distric game of the season.